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Taliban Move Checkpoints Farther From Kabul Airport Perimeter
Jake Sullivan, national security adviser for President Biden, said the Taliban agreed to moved its checkpoints farther from Kabul’s airport to reduce crowding and allow more room for evacuations after talks with the U.S.
We are in talks with the Taliban on a daily basis through both political and security channels. I’m not going to get into the details of those discussions here to protect those discussions, which are covering a wide range of issues. We are also consulting closely with our allies and partners on the issue of the evacuation and its progress. American troops are not operating outside the perimeter of the airport. What has happened is through these military channels of communication with the Taliban, they have extended the perimeter from the point of view of their checkpoints to allow Americans through to allow third-country nationals through, to allow S.I.V. holders through. That is what is happening now, not right at the gate, but rather a substantial distance away from the gate.
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